(Half of) Ireland in 10 days:
Day 1: Landed in Dublin one day late due to a cancelled flight; luggage missing; drove to Belfast.
|Jet-lagged and sleep-deprived, but happy to be celebrating our 7th anniversary in Northern Ireland!|
|Ken Harper, our fabulous tour guide of Falls Road and Shankhill Road, gave us an excellent overview of The Troubles|
|Many of the newer murals focus on Civil Rights and Peace Movements|
|Soaking up the wonder of the Giant's Causeway. Second day, same clothes, still no luggage!|
|Patrick enjoys the free Bushmills Distillery whiskey sample!|
Day 4: Reunited with luggage! Day trip to Derry, the walled city.
Day 5: Woke up in the middle of the night with food poisoning (curse you, salad from Derry!). Slept half the day away, then managed a queasy drive from Letterkenny to Westport, my first time driving on the left side of the road! Slept some more, managed some won-ton soup for dinner, then back to bed!
|The only pictures I managed to take this day were of our B&B in Westport!|
|Connemara sheep were everywhere!|
|Doo Lough Pass|
Day 7: Day trip to The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, and Galway Bay Coast
|Cliffs of Moher|
|Photographing the South Galway Coast|
|St. Patrick's Cathedral|
Day 10. Farewell Dublin! Spent our last Euros on airport souvenirs, then headed home to Connecticut and no electricity thanks to Hurricane Irene. Hopefully someday we'll get back to visit the southern half of the country!